The Minister for Roads and Highways has instituted a rapid response team to ensure that roads destroyed by floods across the country are repaired within 24 hours.

Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Attah revealed this on Monday, June 20, when he addressed the press at Jukwa in the Central Region.

He said his outfit is aware of many roads across the country that have been left in a deplorable state.

A situation he described as unfortunate. However, he said the Ministry has put in place a comprehensive plan to fix them.

Roads Minister sets up team to fix roads destroyed within 24 hours

“We’re having these challenges across the country. The government through the Ministry [of Roads and Highways] has put together a quick response team to deal with this type of situation and I want to assure not only the people of the Central Region, but the nation that we have a strong and formidable programme on the ground so that when such things happen, we will move in to restore the road depending on the degree and state of the road,” he said.

Many of the roads in the country have been affected by the recent floods.

One of such roads is the Twifo Praso to Cape Coast Road. It was cut off following a downpour in the area on Sunday, June 19.

Part of the 22-metre bridge caved in because the Surowi river had overflown its banks.

Meanwhile, the road has been repaired temporarily for use by motorists.